Prestige Collection
Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
"...this is deliciously sweet and intense with a well-balanced finish - the essence of gewürztraminer." Charmian Smith

Reviews

Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times: 4★

Richly fragrant and lush with rose petals, lychees, apricots, ginger and orange marmalade, this is deliciously sweet and intense with a well-balanced finish - the essence of gewürztraminer.

Awards

Pure Gold BRAGATO Wine Awards 2012
Gold – International Sweet Wine Challenge 2012
Pure Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Competition 2012

Regional Characteristics

Winemaker's Intention

Making dessert wines is possibly the most risky winemaking there is.

With extreme risk comes extreme reward and these dessert Gewurztraminers are extreme.

While not setting out to make these wines, given the perfect storm of rain, humidity and ripe grapes, we couldn't let the opportunity pass.

With three hand harvests through the block, we had some amazing parcels to work with.

The resulting wines are incredibly concentrated, exotic and luscious.

Full-bodied, with a spicy, perfumed bouquet. Concentrated, citrus, lychee, ginger with a hint of oranges, it’s a sweet intensely varietal wine with excellent ripeness and richness. The wine has an unctuous texture with Turkish delight and sweet spice on the finish.